India,Pak stick to stands on Sir Creek

India and Pakistan concluded their 12th round of talks on the dispute over the Sir Creek region with both sides reiterating their stated positions and expressing desire to find an amicable solution

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:June 20, 2012 12:35 am

India and Pakistan on Tuesday concluded their 12th round of talks on the dispute over the Sir Creek region with both sides reiterating their stated positions and expressing desire to find an amicable solution.

Under the resumed dialogue process between India and Pakistan,the two-day talks on the Sir Creek issue were held here. The Indian delegation was led by Surveyor General of India Swarna Subba Rao and the Pakistani side was led by Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Defence Rear Admiral Farrokh Ahmad.

“The two sides discussed the land boundary in the Sir Creek area and also delimitation of International Maritime Boundary between India and Pakistan. They reiterated their desire to find an amicable solution of the Sir Creek issue through sustained and result-oriented dialogue,” said a joint statement issued at the end of the meeting.

Noting that talks were held in a “friendly and cordial” atmosphere,it said the two sides agreed to hold the next round of the talks on the issue in Pakistan at mutually convenient dates to be determined through diplomatic channels.

The Pakistan delegation also met Shekhar Agarwal,Additional Secretary,Ministry of Defence.

These talks on Sir Creek issue were held a week after the meeting on the Siachen Glacier.

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